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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Hosts Third Annual Salute to African-American Executives & Emerging Leaders

February 4, 2011

Nashville, Tenn., (February 4, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims recently held its third annual Salute to African-American Executives & Emerging Leaders honoring the contributions made by African-American executives and community leaders in Middle Tennessee. Mr. John Lewis, Jr., Senior Managing Counsel - Litigation with The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, served as the event's keynote speaker. In his remarks, Mr. Lewis recognized that teams of diverse people bring more creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced by businesses seeking to thrive and grow in an international economy.

To honor the contributions made by African-American executives and community leaders in Middle Tennessee, Bass, Berry & Sims once again presented scholarships totaling $5000 to two outstanding Fisk University students intending to pursue a legal career: Ms. Carta Robison, a senior English major; and Mr. Timothy James Walker, a junior majoring in political science. This is the firm's third year to provide scholarships to exceptional students attending Fisk University.

The event was hosted by the African-American Affinity Group (3AG) at Bass, Berry & Sims. The 3AG was formed as a forum for African-American attorneys at the firm to exchange ideas and information relevant to their unique experiences as minority attorneys.


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